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good evening and welcome back into the doppler radar. heavier rainfall headed right toward the richmond district over 11:36. we could even have a little bit of hail with this. we're track another storm for tomorrow. the heaviest rain will arrive 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. >> have a great day tomorrow. >> thanks. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his
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guests -- oprah winfrey -- musical guest, idina menzel -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 180! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very, very much. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about right there. i can feel the love! i can feel the excitement! [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you so much. i want to welcome you to "the tonight show," thank you so much for being here. [ cheers and applause ] here's what people are talking about.
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over the weekend, the co-chair of sony entertainment finally broke her silence about the recent hacking scandal to apologize for some offensive emails that she sent about president obama. in response obama said, "no worries. i secretly read those emails months ago." [ laughter and applause ] "lets just call it even and not bring it up." check this out. it was announced that last week, obamacare ads will appear on some 7-eleven receipts. and if you want to read the entire affordable healthcare act, that will be printed on your cvs receipt. [ laughter ] it's the longest receipt ever. i just bought gum. i just bought gum. [ laughter ] some more news out of washington. this weekend, during a rare saturday session, the senate spent nine hours on a a procedural vote. sort of stuff that they'd been putting off.
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>> okay, all in favor of extended time to deliberate the omnibus spending bill? >> aye. >> all in favor of toga tuesdays next year? >> aye. >> all in favor of senator harry reid and senator tim johnson swapping last names to create senator harry johnson? >> aye. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: it's a waste of time. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: it's funny, but it's a waste of time. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: senator harry johnson. >> steve: harry johnson. >> jimmy: that's not funny, come on. >> steve: harry reid's not too far from that. >> jimmy: i know, that's -- [ laughter ] but harry reid, he forced everyone to spend their entire saturday voting on that stuff. and get this, when they were done, he found a note that said -- dear mr. reid, we accept the fact we had to sacrifice a a whole saturday at work for whatever it is we did wrong. but what we found out is that each one of us is a republican, democrat, conservative, and a a liberal. sincerely yours, the voting club. [ don't you forget about me plays ] ♪ [ laughter and applause ]
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>> jimmy: it feels powerful to be judd nelson for two seconds. >> steve: that was super powerful. >> jimmy: i felt it, yeah. >> steve: that was a full nelson, too. >> jimmy: that was a full nelson. [ laughter ] i saw that after a year of declining sales and bad publicity, the ceo of sea world, jim atchison announced that he is stepping down. he will be leaving with a a $2 million severance package. which will be put in a suitcase dangling 20 feet above a show pool. [ laughter and applause ] you want it? go get it. higher, higher. well, this is interesting. the world's largest travel guide publisher lonely planet has declared queens, new york the best place in the u.s. to visit next year. [ cheers ] and if you don't believe it, neither does anyone who lives in queens. [ laughter ] pretty cool. i wouldn't say it's the place to go. we have a costco, that's pretty awesome. [ laughter ]
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another local story, new york city mayor bill deblasio recently installed a fence around gracie manson for privacy and security concerns. deblasio wants to make sure the wrong person doesn't get into the mayor's mansion. while new yorkers were like, "too late." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: get this, next year, iowa will become the first state to offer residents an app that allows them to use smartphones as their driver's license. yeah, that way you can have the one thing you lose most on the thing you lose the second most. [ laughter and applause ] can somebody call my drivers license? just call it -- it's on vibrate so. somebody call my driver's license. ♪ hey hey hey hey sorry that's my ringtone. found my drivers license. [ laughter ] ♪ no, too late, too late. don't even do it. [ laughter ] that's right, iowa will offer residents an app that allows
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them to use smartphones as their driver's license. or as every teenager with photoshop put it, "hi, can i get two bud lights and a shot of tequila please?" [ laughter and applause ] [ don't you forget about me plays ] ♪ [ laughter ] and, finally, this is crazy here. i read that last week, hallucinogenic mushrooms were discovered in queen elizabeth's garden at buckingham palace. [ laughter ] at this point, i'm starting to think she waves just to see her hand move. it's like -- [ laughter and applause ] we have a great show, you guys. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, thank you very much, everybody! it's a hot show! big, big show tonight. before we get started, i just want to let everyone know that tomorrow night, you'll hear the voice of our very own steve higgins in nbc's new
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holiday special, "elf: buddy's musical christmas." >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's awesome. it's a throwback to the old rankin bass, like a "rudolph the red nosed reigndeer." >> steve: old school good times. >> jimmy: old school good times. who do you play? >> steve: i play a character. >> jimmy: uh huh. >> steve: on that show. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. [ laughter ] >> steve: fred armisen and i did it together. we just goofed off and, it was super fun. >> jimmy: oh really, that's great. i'm psyched. it's tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m., right here on nbc. steve higgins will be -- [ cheers and applause ] that's so cool. congrats dude. that's fun. it's a good bit. guys, it's monday we're so psyched to be back. we have a big week of shows coming up. christoph waltz, james franco, seth rogen. [ cheers and applause ] amy adams, ben stiller will all be here. >> steve: this week? >> jimmy: this week! plus, musical performances from nicki minaj, tony bennett and lady gaga, and foo fighters! >> steve: woah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's a hot week.
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i'm just in the best mood, because she is in the building. >> steve: no. >> jimmy: yeah, you can just feel it. there is a buzz. [ laughter ] >> steve: it's nuts. >> jimmy: it's true, i mean, please. she's a legend, just one of the best human beings on the earth. >> steve: on the planet. >> jimmy: seriously. what she's done for people, how cool she is, it's unbelievable. and she could -- i mean, if she wants to, she can host the show. [ laughter ] we love her that much. she has a new movie "selma." it's great. it's in select theaters on christmas, oprah winfrey is actually here in the building. >> steve: come on! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: she's so cool. so fun, we might do a bit later. it's fun. it's fun, it's fun. [ applause ] and we have music, oh she's fantastic. from tony award winner, idina menzel everybody. [ cheers and applause ] idina menzel! arguably the biggest song of 2014, "let it go." >> steve: let it go. >> jimmy: let it go, let it go. yeah, she has the holiday record, right there. "holiday wishes." idina menzel, gonna do it up. do we have a little taste of it
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here? just give you a taste. just so yu can get it. ♪ oh i wish i had a river so long ♪ >> jimmy: that's all you get. [ laughter ] i want people to stay tuned and watch the end of the. >> steve: just wet their beaks. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just wet their beaks a little bit. yeah, that's what i'm talking about. how many shows do we have left before christmas break? seven shows? >> steve: i think so. >> jimmy: seven shows. this means time for the new "tonight show" tradition. it's time for 12 days of christmas sweaters. here we go. ♪ 12 days of christmas sweaters seven days left ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's right. every show between now and christmas, we're giving one lucky audience member a a striking christmas sweater from the countdown to christmas cabinet. since there are seven shows left, let's open door number seven. [ applause ] oh my goodness, right there. ♪ look at this. [ cheers and applause ]
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oh, man. oh, man, oh, man. that's -- there you go. it's a great christmas sweater. let's see who is going home with tonight's sweater. everyone, look at your seat number. and if i call your number, i need you to jump up let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll, please! [ drum roll ] who wants me to pick their number, who wants it? [ cheers and applause ] 225! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey, come on over. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] fantastic! hi! are you excited? >> i'm so excited! >> jimmy: this is very, very exciting. what is your name? >> katherine. >> jimmy: katherine, where are you from? >> augusta, georgia. >> jimmy: hey! [ cheers and applause ] oh my gosh, we love georgia. this is a great sweater. does it get chilly at night down there in georgia? >> oh, absolutely.
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>> jimmy: yeah, yeah. that's got some snaps on here. you can try this guy on. >> please. >> jimmy: this is going to be nice here. can you hold this? how are you doing? ♪ [ laughter ] i know it's a sweater over a a sweater. but i think it's going to work. oh, yeah. oh my goodness. [ laughter ] oh, wow, just gorgeous. [ cheers and applause ] you look beautiful. >> thank you! >> jimmy: fantastic! let's give her a round of applause. thanks again to our lucky audience member. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that's what i'm talking about there. that's what i'm talking about. that was a great, great sweater. it really was. that was a great -- >> ho-ho-ho! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. horatio sanz! why are you dressed like that? >> i'm not horatio. i'm ho-horatio sant-anz. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: feels a little forced. [ laughter ] ho-horatio, what are you doing here? >> well, i just saw that you
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were giving away that sweater. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and since oprah is on the show tonight. >> jimmy: that's correct. >> or as i like to call her, ho-ho-hoprah. >> that's right. [ laughter ] a lot of people do that this time of year, sure. >> i thought, why not give something away to everyone! right? [ cheers and applause ] ho-ho-ho! >> jimmy: stop laughing. not good when you laugh. [ applause ] sorry, it's a great idea. but we don't have anything else to give away. >> or do we? you just have to -- believe! [ laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: wow! thank you, ho-ho-horatio. i think this means it's time for "tonight show stocking stuffers." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey girl i wanna stuff your stocking tonight ♪ ♪
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>> jimmy: yeah! guys, i hope you're excited. this is big. every night for the next seven shows, we are giving away an awesome gift to every single person in our studio audience. [ cheers and applause ] we're not messing around this year. this is "the tonight show." this is the big leagues. these gifts -- these gifts shouldn't even be called stocking stuffers. they are real deal, under the tree, last present you open on christmas morning type of gifts. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about. tonight's gift, it's a great one. you guys ready to see what you're taking home? [ cheers and applause ] questlove, drumroll please! [ drum roll ] tonight's stocking stuffer is -- ho-ho-horatio, go for it. a bose mini bluetooth speaker! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh, jimmy! the bose soundlink mini bluetooth speaker is ultra-lightweight and durable. and can blast tunes wirelessly from your bluetooth devices. you'll get unrivaled audio
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performance from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. it's part of amazon's electronic holiday gift guide. jimmy! [ cheers and applause ] dvd! >> jimmy: oh that's what i'm talking about. enjoy your gift, guys! they're great, it's so good. and get this, we're also giving away bose speakers to five lucky viewers at home. go to for more details. thank you ho-ho-horatio. [ cheers and applause ] merry christmas, everybody! we'll be right back with oprah winfrey! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: our first guest is an author, humanitarian, actress and entertainment icon. her latest film, "selma", which she produced and co-stars is in
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select theaters christmas day and everywhere on january 9th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the one and only oprah winfrey! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi, everybody. >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. welcome to the show. >> it's my first time! >> jimmy: i know. i'm so happy you're here. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> it's my first time here. >> jimmy: it's your first time here. it's the first night of us giving away gifts. >> i saw. a giveaway. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: are you familiar with giving things away? [ laughter ] i wonder where we got that idea. >> that's good. i'm glad. you know why? because it makes the audience so happy. i can see everybody is so happy. >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> and because it's the first giveaway, you all can't re-gift, okay? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, exactly. yeah, yeah. can't come back another day. >> i used to love those times on the show when we would give something away. i literally could not sleep the night we gave away the cars. i was up all night, cause i was so excited about people getting those cars. >> jimmy: it was amazing. >> it really was amazing. >> jimmy: you have great cut-aways. your audiences, you just watched the cut-aways. they would just scream. >> i know. >> jimmy: i'm sorry, we can't give out cars on our show. [ laughter ] >> speakers. >> jimmy: yeah, bluetooth speakers. that's the greatest gift! [ cheers and applause ] i feel the pressure to give a a car. >> no, no, no, no. that's been done. you don't need to do that. >> jimmy: you did the cars. yeah, exactly. i don't need to do that. >> and also, i was so particular about it, because i thought that the bows were not big enough. i knew where all the cars were stowed on the lot. and i went through and i saw the bows, i said, "those bows aren't big enough. those bows need to be bigger!" >> jimmy: if you're going to get a car, you need a giant bow
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on top of the car. >> you really do. nobody wants a free car without a bow. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's the whole fun of it. a giant present. >> because love is in the details, you know. >> jimmy: it really is. >> it really is. >> jimmy: now, what do people get oprah for presents? what do people do? >> may i just tell that you the present i got in the room just now. >> jimmy: yes. >> was one of the best presents i ever got. >> jimmy: no? >> yes, i'm not kidding. i'm not kidding. yes, and i'm going to tweet it out. >> you will? >> jimmy: do you know what i got? >> jimmy: of course i do. >> you know what you gave me? >> jimmy: i gave you sweaters for your dogs. >> ugly christmas sweaters for my dog. [ laughter and applause ] they are so cute! >> jimmy: they get invited to an ugly sweater party, they gotta bring something. >> i got five dogs. i got two goldens, and i got one cocker, and i got two springers. i'm gonna get them all dressed up. i'm gonna send you the photo. >> jimmy: oh, i can't wait. >> i can't wait. i'm gonna do it. >> jimmy: because, no one knows what to get. >> this is a great thing to get. i think when you don't know what to get somebody, get somebody something for their
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dog. anybody that gets you anything for your dogs, you love them. >> jimmy: yes. that's good. that's good. i'm glad you liked it. >> you did a really good job, sir. >> jimmy: thank you so much. yeah. i get gifts now and then. people send me things. or they give me things. they go, "we thought this would be --" >> have you gotten the cross-eyedpictures of yourself yet? [ light laughter ] like people painting pictures of you when your nose is over here? >> jimmy: i definitely gotten those. yeah, yeah. they are -- i am cross-eyed in them. have you seen them? >> that's how you know you are famous. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yes, cause people start sending you really bad paintings. >> jimmy: paintings of me? i just wish i had a wing of paintings of me in my house. >> people would send me paintings of myself and then call me up and ask for money for them. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, you will have to pay to buy yourself presents. >> "yes, oprah i would like compensation for the bad picture i drew of you." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you can't hang up a a painting of yourself, really? >> that's what i want people to know, it's very flattering to have people do it. if you come to somebody's house, and you've got all these paintings of yourself. >> jimmy: i never throw them
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away, obviously. i put them in my closet. >> you never throw them away? >> jimmy: i wanted to, but i just felt bad. and then it just sit in the garbage can, they're paintings. i just put them in the closet. then they would just spook me to just open up the closet. oh, there i am! >> and keep bad paintings of yourself. >> jimmy: looking back at myself with a weird face. i think i was going to give it -- i don't know what to do with it, you know. but my parents are like, "we'll take it." >> you just keep it. that's right, give it to your parents. >> jimmy: but then he hung it up on their wall. [ laughter ] i go, "don't hang it up. you gotta keep --" >> when i go to my mother's house, or my father's barber shop, there they all are. >> jimmy: i will borrow an original oprah portrait and i will hang it on my -- happily. because it should be displayed, and i will send you a nice sized one of me. >> oh, okay. [ laughter ] i love it. >> jimmy: hang that up. yeah, maybe. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> so many people told me when i said i was coming on here, everybody i said, "i'm going to do jimmy fallon." they say, "oh, he's so nice. you're going to love him."
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so tyler perry told me to tell you, "hey." audra mcdonald, she told me to tell you, "hey." >> jimmy: oh my gosh. i love all these people. >> everybody loves you. >> jimmy: no, no, no, everyone loves you, right back. that's what the fun of it is. you have this audience, you have the people, there's a lot of love in the building. [ cheers and applause ] >> but they came to see you. >> jimmy: do you miss this? do you miss the live? do you miss the audience? do you miss talking to the people? >> oh, that i do miss, i would have to say. i do miss the audience and i loved my audiences that came from all over the country every day. and they would come with their friends, and their mothers, and their cousins. it was like a big deal to come to the "oprah" show, to come to chicago. >> jimmy: and then you would even have the after show and just hang out more with the audience. >> and what i loved about it is, you know, there was a time when i used to shake everybody's hands for 10 solid years, i shook everybody's hand in the audience. and then, one day i had to go to the gynecologist, and you can't get anybody to do that for you. that's the one thing you can't get somebody to do. you just cannot roll -- >> jimmy: tell me about it. [ laughter ] >> so i had to go to the
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doctor, myself, and when i came back, because we had two shows a day, i realized i had so much more energy. and so then i stopped doing that. signing autographs. which nobody wants an autograph anymore. they only want selfies. >> jimmy: selfies are the new autographs, yeah. >> they are the new autographs. so what i started to do, was, what i really wanted to do was to spend time with the audience. so every day after the show, i would sit with the audience and talk for like half hour, 40 minutes. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's great. i would do that, but i don't think they would care. [ cheers and applause ] i don't know. people just want a free speaker and get out of here. that's all they want. just a free speaker. your show became so giant before even the internet was around for twitter and facebook. so we get feedback on our show from twitter and facebook like that, too. >> yeah, now. >> jimmy: things go viral. >> instant. but in the old days, back in the day. like back in the day, i would know we did a good show if i went out in the street and four
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people said, "yeah, yeah, yeah, that's a good show." >> jimmy: a couple of people are talking about it, yeah. >> but it's everywhere you go. like 20 people stop you. then you know, "it's a good show." >> jimmy: well, more with oprah winfrey when we come back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ "hi. buy me a drink." request from the universe.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we are hanging out with oprah winfrey, right here, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] we are talking -- "selma" is the film. you are producing the film as well.
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>> yes, with dede gardner and jeremy kleiner. yes, plan b. >> jimmy: and gosh, the guy who stars in it and plays martin luther king jr. >> david oyelowo. >> jimmy: oyelowo. >> which is o and a yellow and an o. >> jimmy: fantastic. >> okay, got it. >> jimmy: david oyelowo. >> david oyelowo. >> jimmy: david oyelowo. >> got it. >> jimmy: the faster i say it, it's easier to say it. >> david oyelowo. >> jimmy: david oyelowo. yeah, exactly. i love seeing you also acting, too, because have you ever thought of just scrapping everything and just acting full time? >> well, originally, the reason why i took over ownership of "the oprah winfrey show." you know, i owned that show. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, the reason i took over ownership of the show is because i first wanted to be in "the color purple." i had bosses who told me i only had two weeks to work on "the color purple." this is a true story. i always tell true stories. [ laughter ] so i had bosses who said, "you only have two weeks." and i needed two months. so i gave up all of my vacation for the entire duration of my contract in order to do the movie "the color purple."
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and then when it came time to renegotiate, my lawyer at the time, jeff jacobs, said, "you never want to be in that position again. you want to own yourself. you never have to ask your boss again if you can take time off to do what you really want to do. that's how i ended up owning the show. >> jimmy: isn't that wild? >> that is wild. >> jimmy: but also, did you go crazy, too? because -- >> but then i didn't have time to act. i owned it, but then i had -- i owned the show, but i had to work all the time. >> jimmy: but no vacation at all. i mean, so much work goes into these shows. >> yes. >> jimmy: you must have been burnt out. >> well, the truth of the matter is, i was doing two shows a day. so you don't do two shows, you do one show. >> jimmy: barely one a day, yeah. [ laughter ] we piece this together over weeks. >> the reason you guys are so successful is because everybody is having a good time. even the audience, i was looking backstage. the audience is so happy. [ cheers and applause ] you're so happy. you love it. >> jimmy: i'm happy. i'm lucky. >> you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be, right? you're in that vibe. >> jimmy: i'm feeling it, yeah. this is actually a fun thing. >> ride it, ride it, baby. >> jimmy: thank you, thank you, yeah. we were talking, we had
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barbara walters on the other day, and barbara was saying. she was talking to you, and you said like a lot of the stuff you didn't enjoy it as much because it just -- >> cause you're just doing it, going from the next thing, the next thing, the next thing. so that's why i think, particularly now, i try to take a deep breath and take things in. and you should, too. because after a while, everything gets to be like, "okay, where's the next thing? what's the next thing?" >> jimmy: you get all these things that happened to you. and you go, "oh, that's right. i forgot i did that." >> that's right. it feels like a blur. you don't want that. >> jimmy: i know. >> you wanna take it in. >> jimmy: yes. that's what i'm taking in right now. i'm taking in this moment right now. let's talk about "selma," a a fantastic film. you have to check it out. i think even now, of all times, it's more poignant than ever to watch this film. because, first protests aren't easy to do. >> no. >> jimmy: a very actual lot of work goes into a non-violent protest. >> isn't that what you came away from? just how strategic. first of all, how young they all were. they were so young. and how strategic and disciplined and rigorous they were. >> jimmy: and they all get together, you can't just go, "oh, let's just do this right now."
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it's like, no, it's months of planning making sure it's done the right way. >> but does david not step into that martin luther king role? >> jimmy: he hit the home run. >> he hit the home run. oyelowo. >> jimmy: yeah, oyelowo. david oyelowo. >> yeah, got it. >> jimmy: i got the name right. david oyelowo. just remember that name, because you're gonna hear a lot about that guy. your character is a real character. >> my character is a real person named emmy lee cooper. when they first asked me, ava duvernay, our remarkable director, she's a great director. asked me to do the role. i didn't want to do it. because she ended up having to slap the sheriff. and i thought, "what am i, the slapping actress? am i the slapping actress?" >> jimmy: you slap people in every movie, yeah. >> i slap people. is that what i do? in every movie? i'm the slapping actress. but she actually did -- >> jimmy: typecast. >> typecast as a slapping actress. which we will see. she, actually, that did happen to her. because she went to register to vote five times and each time
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she was turned away. and finally, she had an encounter with the sheriff where the sheriff tried to take her down and she hit him. she had to hit him. that actually did happen. >> jimmy: i can't believe this. you watch it and go, "oh, this is probably, this is 200 years ago that this is going on?" >> 50 years ago. >> jimmy: only 50 years ago. if you watch this, you go, "oh, i can't believe this is going on." and it's fantastic. and you go, "god bless these guys for protesting. >> i had all these guys at my house last weekend. i brought all those legends who were really on the bridge in selma to my house last weekend. and we had a showing of the movie, and to honor them. and it was really terrific. but you want to show the clip right now? >> jimmy: i do want to show a a clip. thank you. [ laughter ] >> just saying. >> jimmy: welcome back to "the oprah winfrey show!" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> just saying. >> jimmy: knock knock. >> knock knock. >> jimmy: no, knock, knock. >> okay, who's there? >> jimmy: control freak. now you're supposed to say, "control freak, who?" [ light laughter ] you'll get why that's a funny
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joke. here's a clip. here's oprah winfrey in "selma." take a look. >> you're with mr. doar down at the rest home, ain't that right? >> yes. >> i wonder what old doar would say when i tell him one of his gals down here starting a fuss. >> i ain't starting no fuss. i'm just here trying to register to vote. >> recite the constitution's preamble. do you know what a preamble is? >> we the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union -- >> how many county judges in alabama? >> 67. >> name them.
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[ thud ] >> jimmy: name them. [ cheers and applause ] what is going on? >> this is what people had to go through every time. >> jimmy: can you believe that? more with oprah winfrey. "selma" is the name of the movie by the way, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] you have to check it out. more with oprah winfrey when we get back. we have an old clip of an old show we starred in together. stick around, yeah. >> do you have that? [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we're here with the one and only oprah winfrey, right here. [ cheers and applause ] "selma" is in theaters christmas and january 9th all over the place. a lot of people didn't know this. but we actually, back in the '80s, we starred in a tv show together. do you remember? >> of course i remember that. >> jimmy: you do? >> "midnight meadows." >> jimmy: that's right. "midnight meadows." it was a soap opera. we played husband and wife. roderick and valentina kensington. >> yes.
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>> jimmy: you do remember this? it was a good show. it was a great show, i would say. but the director at the time, he was a very interesting guy, i would say. he was experimenting with audio. >> he did that thing with voices. >> jimmy: yeah, he would change our voices during the scenes. i guess he thought it would make things more dramatic, but i'm not sure if it helped or hurt the show. >> it didn't work sometimes. >> jimmy: we have a clip. let's let the audience decide. >> we do? >> jimmy: yeah, absolutely. check this out. >> fantastic. ♪ [ applause ] ♪ >> valentina? you've been quite distant, lately. i want you to answer this question. i want you to answer it honestly. >> what is it darling? ♪ >> jimmy: are you seeing
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another man? [ laughter ] ♪ [ in chipmunk voices ] >> how dare you? how can you accuse me of such a a thing? >> jimmy: because i'm a man. and a man knows when he's not being treated like a man. [ laughter ] >> you're a man? you make me laugh. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. >> jimmy: that's it. we're through! >> i've wanted to do this for a a very long time. [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: shorter clip than i remember. [ laughter ] i'm not sure what the director was thinking there.
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>> the voices seemed a little distracting. >> jimmy: distracting. i was just going to say that. if you remember right after that, the director started to think that our voices were too high? >> yeah. >> jimmy: so he wanted to change it with a different attack. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and guess what? >> what? >> jimmy: i brought another clip. >> oh, no. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: let's check out the second episode of "midnight meadows." >> there's another clip? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, it's another clip. [ cheers and applause ] >> okay. ♪ >> jimmy: well, valentina, i guess this is goodbye. [ in deep voices ] >> yes, it is. but will you never forget all of our wonderful memories together. [ laughter ] skipping through the park. walking on the beach. bathing together.
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[ laughter ] >> the sound of your beautiful laugh. let me hear it once more. >> oh, roderick. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm not sure if those voices added anything at all. it was very interesting there. but after that -- [ laughter ] they did a third episode. [ laughter ] >> we did? >> jimmy: you don't remember
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that? definitely, definitely. >> are you sure there was? okay. >> jimmy: definitely, definitely. definitely, there was three of them. i recall. i will never forget that there's three of them. >> okay. [ laughter ] and what did we do then? >> jimmy: that's right. then, what happened was the director still wasn't sure about the different voice. he couldn't decide. so what he would do is, he tried to change the pitch mid-sentence. >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he actually went insane shortly after the filming of this last episode. [ laughter ] let's take a look at the final episode of "midnight meadows." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ singing in auto tune ] ♪ i'm sorry i see that we're back together i'm sorry that i ever doubted you ♪ ♪ wait a minute whose keys are these
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are you having an affair ♪ ♪ you are not gonna believe it but those keys don't belong to another man ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ those keys belong to you because those are the keys to your brand new car happy anniversary ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm getting a car and i'm getting a car i'm getting a car ♪ [ slap ] ♪ [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: who knew i was gonna be so emotional? it was truly an honor working with you. i think those clips hold up. oprah winfrey, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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"selma" is in select theaters christmas day. we will be back with idina menzel. there she is in the xbox green room right there. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ grandma is so happy to be here for your very first christmas. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. ♪ you're daddy made this when he was a little boy. ♪ this is your dad in my house, where he had his first christmas. thanks for making the coffee. well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here, mom. me too. ♪ look who's here! me too.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a a tony award winning singer and actress whose new album "holiday wishes" is in stores right now.
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next year, she'll embark on an extensive world tour, that hits north america on july 7th. here to perform joni mitchell's classic "river", please welcome idina menzel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ it's coming on christmas they're cutting down trees they're putting up reindeer ♪ ♪ and singing songs of joy and peace oh i wish i had a river i could skate away on ♪ ♪ but it don't snow here it stays pretty green i'm gonna make a lot of money ♪ ♪ and then i'm gonna quit this crazy scene oh i wish i had a river
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i could skate away on ♪ ♪ i wish i had a river so long i would teach my feet to fly ♪ ♪ oh i wish i had a river i could skate away on i made my baby cry ♪ ♪ yeah oh ♪ ♪ he tried hard to help me he put me at ease and he loved me so naughty made me weak in the knees ♪
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♪ oh i wish i had a river i could skate away on i'm so hard to handle i'm selfish and i'm sad ♪ ♪ now i've gone and lost the best baby that i've ever had ♪ ♪ oh i wish i had a river i could skate away on ♪ ♪ i wish i had a river so long i would teach my feet to fly oh i wish i had a river ♪ ♪ i could skate away on i made my baby say goodbye
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say goodbye say goodbye ♪ ♪ it's coming on christmas they're cutting down trees they're putting up reindeer ♪ ♪ and singing songs of joy and peace oh i wish i had a river i could skate away on ♪ ♪ yeah i wish i had a river i could skate away on and on ♪ ♪ and on and on ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: idina menzel, right there! "holiday wishes" is in stores now. we'll be right back! oh my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] (vo) nourished.
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and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks again to oprah winfrey, idina menzel right there! [ cheers and applause ] that's the way to do it. horatio sanz, and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night, i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪


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